Talking about a ride that would simulate flying along the Mississippi River, Tom Hennes, of Thinc Design, discusses the proposed $225 million Alive destination attraction park that is part of the $887 million bond issue the Metro Council will decide tonight whether to put on the Nov. 14 ballot.
map showing location of Audubon Alive! attraction along the Mississippi at DeSoto Park opposite the Capitol park complex.
photo & map courtesy 2theAdvocate.
Audubon Alive! has been touted as the economic driver for Mayor Kip Holden’s $887.5 million bond issue, but faces opposition from community members that don’t rank downtown development high among the city’s priorities. Holden’s administration says that the $225 million project will create up to 23,000 permanent jobs in 11 years and help pay off the bond issue in 17 years instead of 30.
link to story in BR Advocate:http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/53006402.html
Link to video Audubon site:http://www.progressis.org/home.php
Audubon Alive, slated for completion in 2012, will offer four venues: Earth, Wind, Fire and Water. Among the attractions:
· Animal Adventures, with tigers, jaguars, monkeys, butterflies and extensive waterfalls;
· Beyond Turtle Reef, featuring live experiences with sea creatures;
· Soaring, an interactive experience with a 270-degree Imax-like view in a glider simulation;
· Predator, a fast-paced adventure where participants wind through the jungle with audio and video projections;
· Stormy Weather, an interactive theater providing experiences of hurricanes and global-warming issues in the setting of the wetlands;
· Swamp Tales, an indoor walk-through swamp with a 15,000-gallon water tank and interactive theater;
· Rhythms & Blues, a 900-seat theater with cultural performance live shows.